Suits Undone #2
In One Night with the CEO (Suits Undone #2) by Mia Sosa, Karen Ramirez doesn't have time for romance, not when she'll soon be
putting herself through medical school. Yet, the charming and gorgeous Mark Lansing seems like a good choice for one last fling, before she needs to buckle down and concentrate on her future. Besides, he might be the perfect guy to show her just what she's missing out on when it comes to great sex, if only she can keep herself from falling for him.
The moment the gorgeous Karen Ramirez runs into him, Mark Lansing wants her. But he's hesitant to pursue her because she'll be his best friend's sister-in-law soon. How would he ever be able to face her, if things turned out badly between them, and they couldn't end up being friends? Still, it doesn't stop him from going after what he wants, and what he wants is Karen. If only what happens in Puerto Rico stays in Puerto Rico. Except that's impossible, especially when Karen is the only woman he can see himself having a future with.
I haven't read any of Ms. Sosa's books before, but after reading this second story in her Suits Undone series, I'll be reading more of her work. Right from start to finish, this book was engaging, fast-paced and drew me in with it's well-written dialogue and charming characters. I really liked how this book started with Karen hanging out with her sister and having a good time, then later finding herself having a very personal conversation with Mark. A conversation that comes to an abrupt end when he discovers just who she is and how young she is. No way could he pursue her after that discovery.
There were some light-hearted moments between Mark and Karen as well as the heroine and her relatives that made me smile or laugh. She's close with her family, and they're really proud of her. They also want her to be happy, and see that she is with Mark. Indeed, the heroine is smart, strong and brave. She goes into the relationship, knowing there's an expiration date on their romance, yet I felt sorry for her when things fell apart in their growing relationship. She didn't deserve the way Mark treated her. However, in saying that, I did like the confidence she gained through their being together. He made her feel cherished, an emotion she hadn't felt much of from men.
While Mark, he's kind, caring, hard-working and it was no wonder he didn't do relationships after the kind of marriage his parents had. His mother is a bit eccentric with the way she expects him to treat her. They have more of a relationship as acquaintances than as mother and son. It made me feel sorry for him, but at least he has a decent relationship with his dad.
Hot sex scenes heated up the story at the right moments throughout this book, and illustrated the intense chemistry these two had from the moment they met. Mark is looking to settle down while Karen doesn't believe she can because she needs to focus on her studies, and all the hero would be is a distraction. Yet, they're so right for each other.
Overall, this was a really good book that didn't fail to entertain me, and quite frankly a story I wanted more of. The way it ended was brilliant with Mark being there for the heroine when she needed him, and then Mark impressing Karen with his determination to win her back. Truly, his speech was perfect. I would recommend One Night with the CEO by Mia Sosa, if you enjoy a story where the couple try to keep their relationship casual but soon realize just how right they are for each other.
Although Mia once dreamed of being a professional singer, practical considerations (read: the need to generate income) led her to take the law school admissions test instead. She practiced First Amendment and media law in the nation's capital for ten years before returning to her creative roots. Now she spends most of her days writing love stories about smart women and the complicated men who love them. Okay, let's be real here: Mia wears PJs all day and watches more reality television than a network television censor--all in the name of research, of course. She lives in Maryland with her husband and two daughters and will forever be on the hunt for the perfect karaoke bar.
Mia is represented by Sarah E. Younger of the Nancy Yost Literary Agency.